Bohemia Gallery Returns with Exhibition by Breast Cancer Survivor!

postcard-4inx6in-h-frontThe Jazz Series: Watercolors and Drawings by Jeannie Azzopardi

Rogue Frameworks is proud to announce the return of Bohemia Gallery. The gallery occupies an intimate space within Rogue Frameworks and showcases work by exceptional regional artists.

A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Ashland resident Jeannie Azzopardi has done pen and ink illustration for years, though she never studied art formally. She began painting in March of 2011 after a diagnosis of breast cancer.

"Piano Dancer", pen and watercolor painting by Jeanne Azzopardi

“Piano Dancer” by Jeanne Azzopardi

The Jazz Series came to life following chemotherapy, 9 surgeries, the death of 3 loved ones within a 2 month period, and the end of a four year relationship due to the resulting depression. Although Jeannie holds 2 BS degrees, an MS and MDE, “Education and intelligence is, unfortunately, not a talisman against grief and despair.”

The inspiration she needed came from two Frank Roner prints found at an estate sale. She embraced the freedom and joy in Roner’s Hi-Fi Characters and began the therapeutic journey away from desperate depression.

Sax and Dogs, by Jeannie Azzopardi

Sax and Dogs, by Jeannie Azzopardi

Jeannie’s style exhibits strokes of abandon and delight that charmingly captivate the viewer. As one fan says, “I totally love this art. Your paintings make me nostalgic for a time period I never lived in.”

There will be a reception for the artist on Friday November 1st from 5 – 8 PM. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

For more information visit www.bohemiagallery.com or call 541-488-5227

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